Child­birth?

Weekly Trust - - Weekend Health -

with the hair, it doesn’t look good.” Nor does it heal bet­ter. One con­cern about pro­ce­dures is Cae­serean sec­tion and the site of cut­ting. Pfan­nen­stiel in­ci­sion, or a cut along the pu­bic line, is favoured for C-sec­tions. And hav­ing pu­bic in the way is among con­cerns for health­work­ers.

The ini­tial con­cern was for re­duc­ing risk of in­fec­tion. But bod­ies of re­cent re­search have shown no in­creased sig­nif­i­cant risk of in­fec­tion be­tween women who shaved, didn’t shave or just have long pu­bic hair trimmed.

Re­searchers found in­stead women found per­ineal itch­ing more of a nui­sance, and con­cluded there was “in­suf­fi­cient ev­i­dence” to rec­om­mend per­ineal shav­ing for women on ad­mis­sion in labour.

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